Sports - Athlete Of The Week

Nov 29, 2011 7:02 PM by Jordan Mason

Pine Creek running back is Athlete of the Week

Pine Creek football player Josh Beacham is this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Gatorade Athlete of the Week.

The senior running back ran for 145 yards against Monarch last Saturday, including a 45-yard touchdown run. Beacham and Pine Creek won the game, 20-0 to move onto this Saturday's 4A state championship game.

Josh has been one of the best players in Southern Colorado the last couple of years. He's run for 1,400 yards with 21 touchdowns this season-this after 17 touchdowns last season.

"It definitely feels good to be the Athlete of the Week," said Josh. "It's definitely because of my teammates. They all push me in practice and everything. We're finally playing in the state championship. That's something we've been looking forward to since I started playing football, so it's definitely a dream come true."

Josh and Pine Creek will play Valor Christian for the 4A state championship. Kickoff is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.



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